Loyal reader, It is not a genocide that will kill Kurds, nor is it Baghdad or any other neighbouring country. It is not chemical weapons that might destroy our future generation and trust me, not terrorists either. Our youth, girls and boys equally, are at risk of being killed by one thing: Tobacco (oh, and … Continue reading Kurdistan’s next big killer!
The last day of the year!! WOW!! and Phew!! The year in three words Stressful, emotional and very political. Though with a few personal matters arising I did (at some point) step back a little when I needed to. Best Dates In the toughest days of the year where the country was going through the … Continue reading 2017 and 2018 Q&A
There is nothing I love more than seeing young Kurdish girls achieve great things in their life. My friend Huda followed her passion and her dream, she is such an inspiration and a role model to others as well. She holds a masters in politics and international relations, juggles a full time job and is … Continue reading Kurdish girl at her candle-making factory
Loyal reader, It has become a tradition on this blog that during my birthday I write a blog post, like here and here and this one from many years back. This year on the days leading to my birthday I kept opening my laptop to write, but out of the blue little things would pop … Continue reading 28 years later…
Dear loyal reader, and only one loyal reader! Yes, this post is written for one person only. You know, that someone in your life (might be more than one person too) who is always there, but you don't meet often. That someone who you can always phone, text or email and you can rely on … Continue reading A decade of loyalty…
Tomorrow I am going to vote. As I type this blog post, my son, who will turn two in less than two weeks after the referendum, is on my lap. When I wrote My Nest in Kurdistan, a day such as today was only a dream, because at times I never thought in my lifetime … Continue reading My #KurdistanReferendum diary, the day before the big day
17 September 2017. 8:24 pm. Home, Erbil- watching live referendum rally in Washington Hi, me again! I had a busy day. But managed to put together a meal, and had a dear family at our place to share the meal with. I didn't have the car today, so couldn't do much. You see, everything is … Continue reading My #KurdistanReferendum Diary – 8 days